Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter Inc
P.O. Box 4795
Contact Information
Nonprofit Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter Inc
Address P.O. Box 4795
Phone (859) 771 2833
Contact Name Adreanna Wills
Web and Social Media
Loading the van for shelter animals to take their freedom ride!
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2018
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 4795, Winchester, KY 40392 or can be made on our website by clicking the "Donate" button. We also encourage donations of supplies such as pet food, blankets, bleach, etc. be made at the Clark County Animal Shelter.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter, Inc. (FOCCAS) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that is committed to funding the purchase and maintenance of a van to transport animals facing euthanasia at our local shelter to approved rescues in areas where successful spay and neuter programs have reduced the number of animals available for adoption. FOCCAS also recognizes moving animals out of the shelter and into the safety of approved rescues is a temporary solution that only impacts the situation of the animals that are currently facing euthanasia. In order to achieve a long term impact and eventually reduce the need to move these animals out of the shelter we must also improve the availability of low cost, targeted spay and neuter services. All funds raised are used to cover the cost of transporting animals to safety and to provide low cost spay and neuter services to reduce the number of animals in need. 

Background Statement

Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter, Inc. (FOCCAS) was formed by a group of volunteers in response to the emergency need for a transport vehicle to move animals from the Clark County Animal Shelter to the safety of approved animal rescues.

On January 13, 2018 during a regular transport with 30 animals on board the original transport van was involved in an accident. The van rolled to its side and skidded down the highway for some distance before coming to a stop. Efforts began immediately to make sure the animals were tended to and safe while shelter staff and rescuers were hundreds of miles away in either direction. With the help of local law enforcement and animal loving individuals that volunteered to help, the animals were moved to a secure location and cared for until the receiving rescues could make the drive to retrieve them. Miraculously, all of the animals were accounted for and none were seriously injured. The driver remained in the hospital for 3 weeks until he was released and we could get him back home.  
The van that had saved so many lives was gone. Local adoptions make up less than ten percent of animal placement from our local shelter. In 2017, 844 adoptable dogs found their way to the Clark County Animal Shelter, only 62 of those dogs were adopted to families locally, the remaining dogs would likely have faced euthanasia if it weren’t for the transports made possible by this van. The number of animals in need is overwhelming and there are not enough homes locally to save them all. Through relationships built by the shelter staff with rescues in areas that have fewer animals in need of homes the Clark County Animal Shelter has maintained an overall placement rate of 97 percent for dogs, but with the van gone, we had no way of getting animals to rescues which meant their lives were at risk.

FOCCAS jumped into action and in only 2 months was able to raise funds to purchase a new van and get it on the road. Since March 25, 2018 this van has already saved 654 animals by transporting them out of the shelter and into approved rescues. FOCCAS continues this mission by maintaining the van and covering the fuel and other associated costs to transport these animals. In the future, FOCCAS hopes to make an even bigger impact for our community by supporting low cost spay and neuter services. Eventually, FOCCAS would like to eliminate the need for transporting animals from the shelter by promoting a successful spay and neuter program.  

Impact Statement
Since Incorporation in January 2018, Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter has:
1. Successfully raised funds to purchase a 2018 Dodge Promaster Van
2. Successfully funded long distance transports every two weeks to move animals at risk of being euthanized at our local shelter due to overcrowding to approved rescues in other areas. Since finalizing the purchase of the van in March 2018,  21 transports have been completed saving more than 654 animals. (Data current as of November 13,2018)
3.  Successfully coordinated with shelter staff and participating veterinarians to arrange the transport of owned animals to clinics where these animals can be spayed or neutered at a reduced cost to the owner. This service will help decrease the number of animals entering the shelter and eventually decrease the need transport homeless animals from our shelter to other areas. 
In the coming year Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter will:
1. Continue to provide life saving transports for animals facing euthanasia at our local shelter.
2. Expand low cost spay and neuter services to make a bigger impact and reach new areas of the community where this service is desperately needed.
Needs Statement
Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter is always seeking help with the following:
1. Life Saving Transport Program- Each long distance transport saves the lives of 30-60 animals depending on the size of the animals and how many can fit on board. Each one of these trip costs approximately $750.00 which includes the cost of gas, expenses for the driver, toll fees, etc. We are also responsible for the maintenance of the van used to transport these animals. This program costs approximately $20,000 annually (24 transports plus the cost of maintenance)
2. Spay and Neuter Services- Spay and neuter services is the only way to reduce the number of animals in need at our local shelter. Many families cannot afford the high cost of this service. FOCCAS can provide this service at a lower cost and in return, less animals enter our local shelter. Funds may be donated specifically to support this program or, funds raised in addition to those needed for the transport program will be used for spay and neuter. Target amount- $20,000 annually
 3. Volunteers are needed to help get the crates and van ready for transports, cleaning crates and the van after transports, manage social media and the website, plan fundraisers and presentations, assist at spay and neuter clinics and much, much more!  
Geographic Areas Served
Clark County
Although Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter is dedicated to saving the lives of animals that enter the Clark County Animal Shelter our transport services are open to any animal, shelter or rescue that may be in need. When space is available on board our transports, we open this service up to others that may be in need. In the past year we have transported animals from Mercer, Jessamine, Fayette, Powell, Estill, Scott, Montgomery, Marion and Madison counties. 
Board Chair
Board Chair John Ballard
Company Affiliation President, Founding Member
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Board Members
John BallardPresidentVoting
Lori BallardSecretaryVoting
Ernie SammonsTreasurerVoting
David WillsVice PresidentVoting
Brad WillsFounding MemberVoting
Heather WoolwineFounding MemberVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 97%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
Adreanna WillsClark County Animal Shelter Director
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director John Ballard
Term Start Jan 2018
Experience The sitting president has served on many boards and committees in his past and has extensive knowledge in the nonprofit sector. He has been and active volunteer at the Clark County Animal Shelter as well as multiple other animal saving organizations for years. 
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 40
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 35
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 29
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Description Our animals transports are a resource for our local shelter to move animals from our overcrowded shelter to the safety of foster homes with approved rescue groups. These animals will remain with their foster homes until they are adopted into a forever family. This project started with a focus on our local shelter but has expanded to help animals in need from areas all over Kentucky and we have even helped transport animals from the Tennessee area as well. Many times there are rescues or adopters willing to take in these animals that may otherwise face euthanasia but the challenge is getting them from their current situation to those waiting for them hundreds of miles away. Each long distance transport (about 1,600 miles round trip) costs approximately $750, these trips are completed approximately 24 times per year. We also have additional costs for maintenance on the van that is used to transport. 
Budget $20,000.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Success Monitored By ng 
Description Although Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter was founded with the goal of moving animals out of the shelter, we also realize that the best option would be if the animals didn't have to enter the shelter in the first place. We are committing to working with our local shelter, veterinarians and other community organizations to provide low cost or free spay and neuter options to all pet owners. 
Budget $10,000.00+
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Control
Examples of Program Success pa
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $70,000.00
Projected Expenses $53,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose
1. Replace the van currently being used to transport animals, with a new van. 
2. Renovate at area at the animal shelter to be used for spay and neuter clinics. 
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This organization was established in 2018 and has not yet submitted its first 990N, nor does it have a full year of financial information. 
Address P.O. Box 4795
Primary Phone 859 771 2833
CEO/Executive Director John Ballard
Board Chair John Ballard
Board Chair Company Affiliation President, Founding Member